J.K. Rowling took to twitter this morning to reveal new details about Robert Galbraith’s upcoming book Career of Evil.

It was in late April when Rowling announced that she had finished her third novel written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The book, titled Career of Evil, is the third in her acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime series. Check out the beautiful new cover below! (Left: U.S. cover, Right: U.K. cover)

Career of Evil US cover Career of Evil UK cover

The first novel in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was secretly published in April 2013. It was three months later, in mid July, when a British newspaper discovered that Robert Galbraith was in fact J.K. Rowling in disguise. The book skyrocketed to the top of the best-selling lists, instantly becoming a #1 bestseller. The sequel is titled The Silkworm and was published in June 2014.

Career of Evil will be published in the United States on October 20th. Two days later, U.K. fans will be able to enjoy the book (on October 22nd.)

The publisher shared the official book synopsis, giving us a better idea at what we can expect from the new Cormoran Strike outing:

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

J.K. Rowling has previously stated that she plans this series to run for longer than 7 novels (the length of her Harry Potter series.)

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